NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:05:48 GMT <![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art-Scrap Glam Jelly Fish]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/recycletoartscrap-glam-jelly-fish http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/recycletoartscrap-glam-jelly-fish Date: September 28, 2016

Make a glamorous jelly fish out of Styrofoam cups to take home. This is a fun activity for kids and parents.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: September 28, 2016

Children and youth ages 8 years to 17 years are welcome to participate in a variety of sports,crafts and learning opportunities including: Computer Resources, Arts in Parks, Youth Swim, learn to play Flag Football, learn to play Basketball, Teen Fitness (supervised use of fitness and cardio rooms), Hula Aerobics, Go Girl Athletics and Skills and Drills basketball development.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park1 Date: September 28, 2016

Join the insanely fun Mark Fisher Fitness Team at Hudson Park for a one-hour fitness party!

Classes are free! All skills levels are welcome; no experience necessary.

Classes will include body-weight exercise for both beginners and advanced fitness ninjas! Please bring a towel and water bottle. You're going to do some serious sweating!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57fd237647fe9.png Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Learn to Play Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/adults-learn-to-play-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/adults-learn-to-play-volleyball Date: September 28, 2016

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to join St. Mary's Recreation Center on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. to learn how to play volleyball. Learn how to serve and spike, increase upper body strength, build excellent communication skills, and positive team building.

Recreation Center membership and registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/zumba Date: September 28, 2016

Get fit in the park with free Zumba, an aerobic exercise program that blends Latin and African dance movements.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: September 28, 2016

Summer on the Hudson brings back the ever popular Hatha yoga with Hollis, featuring beautiful sunsets over the Hudson River. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f57f3166b81.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Foraging]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/fall-foraging http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/fall-foraging Date: September 28, 2016

Join author and forager Marie Viljoen on a botanical stroll to discover the indigenous edible plants of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Learn how to spot them in the growing year, how to use them in the kitchen, and where to plant them in your own gardens.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643b10b261d.JPG Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Illustrated Lecture: Edith Wharton and the Food and Dining of Old New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/illustrated-lecture-edith-wharton-and-the-food-and-dining-of-old-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/illustrated-lecture-edith-wharton-and-the-food-and-dining-of-old-new-york Date: September 28, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Descended from the city’s oldest Dutch and English families, Edith Wharton had intimate knowledge of the fading social customs of the early 19th century, Old New York, which she skillfully captured in numerous novels, stories, and her unforgettable characters. Her narrative details of fashion, décor, etiquette, and food are telling of the period and, more importantly, the social world of her characters.

Using examples from Wharton’s fiction and non-fiction, combined with details of culinary history, food historian and professionally-trained chef Carl Raymond will present a unique portrait of food and dining in 1840s to 1860s New York, told through the lens of one of America’s greatest writers.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:15:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Cage Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/cage-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/cage-yoga Date: September 28, 2016

Cage Yoga is a wellness session that gets its name from the distinct and beautiful settings of our classes within the natural and energy-filled parks of NYC, enhanced by a sensory and auditory experience that only Sound Off™ can deliver. Cage Yoga presented by WOODstack is a wellness experience for the community unlike any other!

These guided yoga sessions use wireless Sound Off™ headphones to connect with practitioners. External distractions are eliminated as only the music and instructor’s voice are heard through the headphones.

Participants can arrive as early at 6:30 p.m.. WOODstack representatives will be on-site at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65919876098600000, -73.88749694824200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c47cb871216.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Harry and the Hendersons (1987)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/movies-under-the-stars-harry-and-the-hendersons-1987 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/movies-under-the-stars-harry-and-the-hendersons-1987 Date: September 28, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

While vacationing in the Pacific Northwest, the Henderson clan's dad, George (John Lithgow); mom, Nancy (Melinda Dillon); daughter, Sarah (Margaret Langrick); and son, Ernie (Joshua Rudoy), accidently run over a strange animal with their car, and when they get out to see what it is, they find the seemingly dead body of a hairy Bigfoot-type monster (Kevin Peter Hall). Believing that the creature is a grizzly bear, the Hendersons take it home, planning to stuff the beast and put it on display in their living room. Predictably, the hirsute monster revives and is adopted by the family as a pet. Originally conceived as a TV series by comedian Brad Garrett, Harry and the Hendersons ultimately did make it to the small screen as a weekly syndicated sitcom in 1990, with Kevin Peter Hall repeating the title role during the series' first 24 episodes. Author: Hal Erickson

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d6e1b06448d.jpg Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: September 28, 2016

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Learn to Play Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/adult-learn-to-play-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/28/adult-learn-to-play-soccer Date: September 28, 2016

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn, play, and compete in soccer.

Learn the rules and techniques, dribbling, and passing. Have fun while learning and practicing this exciting game.

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. Registration is required. To register, please email Victor.Campbell@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-09-28 2016-09-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:44:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 29, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 29, 2016

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/fitness-walk Date: September 29, 2016

Meet at Fort Totten Gate for a self-guided walk from the gate to Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 miles).

For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/seniors-fitness-in-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/seniors-fitness-in-pelham-bay-park Date: September 29, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City. Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Yoga is offered in Pelham Bay Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10am.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-760-6999

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc37a29b0c6.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/seniors-fitness-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: September 29, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

In Van Cortlandt Park: Yoga on M/W at 9am + Walking on T/TH at 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-760-6999

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc3ed08241b.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Carl Schurz Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/seniors-fitness-in-carl-schurz-park Date: September 29, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

In Carl Schurz Park, Walking is offered Monday/Wednesday at 9am and Yoga on Tuesday/Thursday at 9am.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-760-6999

Location: Carl Schurz Main Lawn (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77439880371094000, -73.94419860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc460e378ab.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/seniors-fitness-in-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/seniors-fitness-in-cunningham-park Date: September 29, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Tennis - T/TH - 9am (two hours)

Yoga - T/TH - 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.72809982299805000, -73.77269744873047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4f0495e2f.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Roy Wilkins Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/roy-wilkins-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/roy-wilkins-park Date: September 29, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Yoga - T/Th - 9am

Tennis - T/Th - 10am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc512902c00.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Faber Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/seniors-fitness-in-faber-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/seniors-fitness-in-faber-park Date: September 29, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Yoga - T/Th - 9am

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-760-6999

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc59218e530.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at McLaughlin Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/its-my-park-at-mclaughlin-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/its-my-park-at-mclaughlin-park Date: September 29, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, please join The GreenWorks Team every Thursday morning at McLaughlin Park to learn more about the newly-forming Friends of McLaughlin Park and to help care for the garden. Volunteers will pull weeds, remove waste, and may have the opportunity to plant in the garden. We look forward to beautifying McLaughlin Park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965.6991

Location: Corner of Jay Street and Cathedral Place (in McLaughlin Park)

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B061 McLaughlin Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.69662088563500000, -73.98692536354100000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/greenbelt-peepers Date: September 29, 2016

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-old kids and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Space is limited. Registration requested. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:45:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: September 29, 2016

Throughout history, scarecrows have been the guardians of gardens. Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States, from its everyday role in agriculture to its status as a cultural icon in films and comic books.

This art display, presented by the Tri State Cadillac Dealers, features larger-than-life sculptures crafted from natural materials and set amidst the Garden’s landscape.

Explore the detailed display during the day, discover its surprises after dark, and enjoy special experiences on select dates from Cadillac.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-09-29 2016-09-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: September 29, 2016

Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Celebrate the season by putting on a festive fall puppet show and having a spooky tea party in the Victorian playhouse. Guided activities feature making a sprout-a-seed necklace and exploring flowers, fruits, and seeds.

Weekends bring interactive demonstrations featuring bats, reptiles, and other creepy creatures.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-09-29 2016-09-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/seniors-fitness-in-inwood-hill-park Date: September 29, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Yoga - M/W - 11AM

Tennis - T/TH - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4d1c62c90.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/shape-up-nyc-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/shape-up-nyc-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: September 29, 2016

Join us for this adult Shape Up class featuring stretches and exercises to world music for fitness, health, and well-being.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: September 29, 2016

Summer Sports Experience continues into the early fall! Free, Drop in Sports programming at Asser Levy Recreation Center and Park Tues-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm for youths aged 7-14 years old.

Flag Football will be offered on Tues/Thurs 2:30pm-4:30pm. A variety of sports and programming will be offered at other times.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Manhattan

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2016-09-29 2016-09-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.73600006103500000, -73.97630310058600000 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: September 29, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout the park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Franklin: Printer/Writer, Scientist/Inventor, Politician/Statesman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman Date: September 29, 2016

The Conference House Association presents "Franklin". In this exhibition, meet Franklin, the man, and his ideas and achievements.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) had already signed The Declaration of Independence when he visited the Bentley Manor (now The Conference House) with John Adams and Edward Rutledge in 1776. There, they met with King George III's representative Admiral Richard Lord Howe in the only Peace Conference held during the American Revolution.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d877567c33f.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/seniors-fitness-in-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/seniors-fitness-in-thomas-jefferson-park Date: September 29, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

We offer a Fitness Walking + Yoga combo in Thomas Jefferson Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 718-760-6999

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.79312515258789000, -73.93525695800781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc473761d9d.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/seniors-fitness-in-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/seniors-fitness-in-kaiser-park Date: September 29, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Tennis in Kaiser Park takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6999

Location: Kaiser Park Tennis Courts (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57842254638672000, -73.99437713623047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc44c32fc37.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/special-express-arts Date: September 29, 2016

Engaging, exciting, and inspiring special needs adults through the arts, for self expression.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: September 29, 2016

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. This program is suitable for three- and four-year-old tots.

Space is limited. Registration is requested. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: September 29, 2016

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:45:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 29, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/bryant-park-piano Date: September 29, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Lunch Hour Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/birding-lunch-hour-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/birding-lunch-hour-walk Date: September 29, 2016

What better way to spend your lunch break then on a guided bird walk with the Urban Park Rangers.

Come learn what's flying through Washington Square Park as fall migration starts to begin. Bring your own pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Waverly Place and MacDougal Street (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.73210144043000000, -73.99859619140600000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: September 29, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: September 29, 2016

Children and youth ages 8 years to 17 years are welcome to participate in a variety of sports,crafts and learning opportunities including: Computer Resources, Arts in Parks, Youth Swim, learn to play Flag Football, learn to play Basketball, Teen Fitness (supervised use of fitness and cardio rooms), Hula Aerobics, Go Girl Athletics and Skills and Drills basketball development.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/ed-center-open-hours Date: September 29, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Instructional Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/instructional-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/instructional-flag-football Date: September 29, 2016

The NYC Flag Football League takes place across the city every fall from September through November. The league welcomes both boys and girls ages 8-17 to take part in drills, strategy, and game play. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. To register or for more information, please call 718-351-7923 or email James.destefano@parks.nyc.gov. Flag football is a free program with rolling registration. The program takes place on Father Capodanno Blvd. Please contact James for more details about the program location.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/kayaking Date: September 29, 2016

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Additional Rules for Kayaking

  • Singles are for adults, or any kayaker with a parent/guardian present that is at least 14 years old.
  • Doubles are for one adult and no more than one child under 14 or paddler that needs assistance.
  • Please show up at least 1 hour before closing, as that is when the line closes and the last boats go out.

For more information about kayaking at Brooklyn Bridge Park, please visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse website.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644381ae072.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[2016 Wheelchair Sports Federation Softball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/2016-wheelchair-sports-federation-softball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/2016-wheelchair-sports-federation-softball-clinics Date: September 29, 2016

The sport is very similar to traditional softball, but played by athletes using wheelchairs, with some differences in the rules. People of all ages are welcome to join us and learn the game. No experience is required and the program is free.

Volunteers are of course welcome to join us as well!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.70196512533900000, -73.85458660309100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57755b6aaba5d.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Run Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/open-run-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/open-run-night Date: September 29, 2016

This weekly event is an opportunity for adult runners and walkers of all abilities to utilize the world-class Icahn Stadium! Once a month, Open Run Nights will also feature a free introductory running form seminar.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ac81287e7eb.jpg Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: September 29, 2016

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best!

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the wheelchair basketball team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2016-09-29 2016-09-29 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Cage Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/cage-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/cage-yoga Date: September 29, 2016

Cage Yoga is a wellness session that gets its name from the distinct and beautiful settings of our classes within the natural and energy-filled parks of NYC, enhanced by a sensory and auditory experience that only Sound Off™ can deliver. Cage Yoga presented by WOODstack is a wellness experience for the community unlike any other!

These guided yoga sessions use wireless Sound Off™ headphones to connect with practitioners. External distractions are eliminated as only the music and instructor’s voice are heard through the headphones.

Participants can arrive as early at 6:30 p.m.. WOODstack representatives will be on-site at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8928

Location: Paerdegat Park

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B218 Paerdegat Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.63809967041015600, -73.93810272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c47cb871216.jpg Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Angry Birds Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-the-angry-birds-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-the-angry-birds-movie Date: September 29, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

Flightless birds lead a mostly happy existence, except for Red, who just can't get past the daily annoyances of life. His temperament leads him to anger management class, where he meets fellow misfits Chuck and Bomb. Red becomes even more agitated when his feathered brethren welcome green pigs to their island paradise. As the swine begin to get under his skin, Red joins forces with Chuck and Bomb to investigate the real reason behind their mysterious arrival.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Owen F. Dolen Park

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2016-09-29 2016-09-29 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84052658081055000, -73.84279632568360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d1d4829c899.jpg Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bring Change at TD Bank on 207th and Broadway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/bring-change-at-td-bank-on-207th-and-broadway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/bring-change-at-td-bank-on-207th-and-broadway Date: September 30, 2016

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is partnering with their local TD Bank branch to make a difference in our community. This “coin counting” event is a great opportunity to donate! TD Bank will match up to $2,000 in coins counted that day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: TD Bank

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2016-09-30 2016-09-30 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.86791396109600000, -73.92115470489400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2d58c9fbdc.png Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Greenbelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/seniors-fitness-in-greenbelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/seniors-fitness-in-greenbelt-park Date: September 30, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Tennis - M/F - 10AM

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6999

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc581c3056d.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby & Me: Engaging Baby's Imagination]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/baby-me-engaging-babys-imagination http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/baby-me-engaging-babys-imagination Date: September 30, 2016

Baby and Me features stories, songs. and activities to engage your baby's imagination.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: September 30, 2016

Throughout history, scarecrows have been the guardians of gardens. Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States, from its everyday role in agriculture to its status as a cultural icon in films and comic books.

This art display, presented by the Tri State Cadillac Dealers, features larger-than-life sculptures crafted from natural materials and set amidst the Garden’s landscape.

Explore the detailed display during the day, discover its surprises after dark, and enjoy special experiences on select dates from Cadillac.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-09-30 2016-09-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: September 30, 2016

Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Celebrate the season by putting on a festive fall puppet show and having a spooky tea party in the Victorian playhouse. Guided activities feature making a sprout-a-seed necklace and exploring flowers, fruits, and seeds.

Weekends bring interactive demonstrations featuring bats, reptiles, and other creepy creatures.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-09-30 2016-09-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/summer-sports-experience-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: September 30, 2016

Summer Sports Experience continues into the early fall! Free, Drop in Sports programming at Asser Levy Recreation Center and Park Tues-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm for youths aged 7-14 years old.

Flag Football will be offered on Tues/Thurs 2:30pm-4:30pm. A variety of sports and programming will be offered at other times.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Manhattan

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2016-09-30 2016-09-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.73600006103500000, -73.97630310058600000 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Franklin: Printer/Writer, Scientist/Inventor, Politician/Statesman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/arts-culture-fun-franklin-printerwriter-scientistinventor-politicianstatesman Date: September 30, 2016

The Conference House Association presents "Franklin". In this exhibition, meet Franklin, the man, and his ideas and achievements.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) had already signed The Declaration of Independence when he visited the Bentley Manor (now The Conference House) with John Adams and Edward Rutledge in 1776. There, they met with King George III's representative Admiral Richard Lord Howe in the only Peace Conference held during the American Revolution.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d877567c33f.jpg Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:15:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 30, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/seniors-fitness-in-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/seniors-fitness-in-south-oxford-park Date: September 30, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

South Oxford Park offers Yoga on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11AM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.97239685058594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc436c08d84.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 30, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/bryant-park-piano Date: September 30, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/seniors-fitness-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/seniors-fitness-in-central-park Date: September 30, 2016

Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City.

Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and education programs for kids and communities throughout New York City, CityParks Seniors Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Tennis takes place on Fridays at 1pm.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78996276855469000, -73.96192932128906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dc4b741f85f.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: September 30, 2016

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts & Crafts: Rock Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/seasonal-arts-craftsfork-painting-flower-power http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/seasonal-arts-craftsfork-painting-flower-power Date: September 30, 2016

Kids and parents will create painted beautifully-painted rocks to take home. Feel free to bring a clean stone to paint.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Fun Programs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/learn-to-play-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/learn-to-play-flag-football Date: September 30, 2016

Children and youth ages 8 years to 17 years are welcome to participate in a variety of sports,crafts and learning opportunities including: Computer Resources, Arts in Parks, Youth Swim, learn to play Flag Football, learn to play Basketball, Teen Fitness (supervised use of fitness and cardio rooms), Hula Aerobics, Go Girl Athletics and Skills and Drills basketball development.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:15:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Ice Skating in Highbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/ice-skating-in-highbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/ice-skating-in-highbridge-park Date: September 30, 2016

Join NYC Parks, SportProsUSA, and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez for an outdoor ice skating event in autumn! Highbridge Pool will be set up with a synthetic ice rink for the public to enjoy!

Ice skates will be available free of charge.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e5883e6e638.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Dave Chappelle's Block Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-dave-chapelles-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-dave-chapelles-block-party Date: September 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Due to inclement weather we will have to reschedule this event. Please visit the Parks website for more information on this screening and other events.

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film!

Actor, writer, and comic Dave Chappelle is planning the block party of the year right in Brooklyn. With many of his Ohio hometown residents being welcomed to New York, Chappelle aims to make this a celebration no one will forget soon. Watch amazing performances from artists such as Kanye West, Mos Def, and Big Daddy Kane. Not to forget the hilarity Chappelle will bring with his comedic sketches.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 6:45 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Fort Greene Park

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 6:45 pm 8:45 pm 40.69150161743200000, -73.97550201416000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b2298d8899c.jpg Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Remember the Titans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-rember-the-titans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-rember-the-titans Date: September 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Due to inclement weather we will have to reschedule this event. Please visit the Parks website for more information on this screening and other events.

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film!

Based on a true story, this award-winning sports drama follows Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) as he coaches a newly integrated southern high school football team in 1971. With racial tension high in this small town, the team will learn to depend on one another and become a symbol of unity for the entire community.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 6:45 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 6:45 pm 8:45 pm 40.69729995727539000, -73.97889709472656000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d2e8ae74735.jpg Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-out-of-the-shadows http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-out-of-the-shadows Date: September 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

When the evil Shredder (Brian Tee) creates his own mutants, Bebop and Rocksteady, the Turtles must team up with April O'Neil (Megan Fox), news reporter Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell) to defend New York City from destruction. Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello also face an impending invasion from the deranged extraterrestrial Krang in this sequel to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Dave Green directed this action comedy, with Michael Bay serving as a producer.

Know Before You Go
Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: St Albans Park (in St. Albans Park)

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Q051 St. Albans Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.69309997558594000, -73.77880096435547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57be046f47756.jpg Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:45:13 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia Date: September 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job even harder.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Crotona Park

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.83900070190430000, -73.88629913330078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d1d5470536c.jpg Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:30:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Ziggy Stardust - A Bowie Tribute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-ziggy-stardust-a-bowie-tribute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-ziggy-stardust-a-bowie-tribute Date: September 30, 2016

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s glitter to 80s glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways, and more!

Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

Ages 21+. Photo ID required.

Purchase tickets here.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.65729904174805000, -73.96369934082031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575b4d4dd72cd.JPG Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:15:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Retro Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/retro-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/retro-basketball Date: September 30, 2016

Senior members ages 55 and older are invited to play basketball and compete.

A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/bird-walks Date: October 1, 2016

Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.

In 1998, Van Cortlandt Park was designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) in New York State by National Audubon. About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here, as determined by the 2006 Breeding and Migrating Bird Census Project in Van Cortlandt Park—a study of an Important Bird Area conducted by NYC Audubon. Breeders include the great-horned owl, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, northern rough-winged swallo, and rose-breasted grosbeak with the American robin and the gray catbird, being the most populous breeding species.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b369929607c.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: October 1, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 1, 2016

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lemon Creek Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-lemon-creek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-lemon-creek-park Date: October 1, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to help clean the shoreline at Lemon Creek Park of washed-up debris and garbage. We look forward to cleaning up the beach with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: Parking Lot (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.51223236348700000, -74.19737589359200000 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience-Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/summer-sports-experienceasser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/summer-sports-experienceasser-levy-recreation-center Date: October 1, 2016

Summer Sports Experience continues into the fall at Asser Levy Recreation Center and Park. Free, Drop in sports programming for youths aged 7-17. Saturdays will be dedicated to Flag Football, and will take place outside unless inclement weather.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Manhattan

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2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.73600006103500000, -73.97630310058600000 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: October 1, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender, loving care to Conference House Park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the fall weather. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: October 1, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhood: North Shore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/green-neighborhoods-north-shore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/green-neighborhoods-north-shore Date: October 1, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to care for the forest in Clove Lakes Park! Volunteers will remove invasive species, which damage the otherwise healthy forest. Everyone will be trained in invasive identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in long pants, closed-toed shoes, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Utter Avenue and Slosson Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61849975585937500, -74.11820220947266000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhood: Soundview]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/green-neighborhood-soundview http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/green-neighborhood-soundview Date: October 1, 2016

Join the Stewardship Team for a day of caring for Soundview in the Bronx! Volunteers should come dressed in sturdy shoes or boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Leland Avenue and O'Brien Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81079864502000000, -73.85890197753900000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: October 1, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to do general cleanup at McCarren Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Raymond Bush Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground Date: October 1, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to clean up debris and beautify around Raymond Bush Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Madison Street (in Raymond Bush Playground)

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B216 Raymond Bush Playground 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68619650221100000, -73.93879139423400000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Athens Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-athens-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-athens-square Date: October 1, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Athens Square Park to clean up Athens Square. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 514-4626

Location: Athens Square

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Q436 Athens Square 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76770019531250000, -73.92250061035156000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:45:38 EDT
<![CDATA[5th Biannual Exhibition of Latin American Artists of the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/5th-biannual-exhibition-of-latinamerican-artists-of-the-bronx Date: October 1, 2016

The objective of this exhibition is to create awareness of the multitude of talent in the Latino community of the Bronx. We have developed an international network of Latin American artists, as well as established the opportunity to exhibit the best of their works. This event hopes to inspire the creative mind and challenge the contemporary global art community. This group exhibition presents art as an expression of the human condition—reflecting notions of progress, civilization, welfare, society, and culture. The event is family oriented and celebrates not only the richness of the Latin American art but also the diversity of our community.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: October 1, 2016

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: October 1, 2016

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and three miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home—bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5792927111995.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: October 1, 2016

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: October 1, 2016

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577556987c806.png Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Harvest Fair at Harlem Grown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/fall-harvest-fair-at-harlem-grown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/fall-harvest-fair-at-harlem-grown Date: October 1, 2016

Join Harlem Grown for our annual Fall Harvest Fair! Activities include potato sack racing, chicken coop mural painting, fall harvest scavenger hunt, fresh veggie cooking demonstration, and more!

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-0113

Location: Harlem Grown

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2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81380081176758000, -73.94280242919922000 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: October 1, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group to plant, weed, and clean up at Owl's Head Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 748-9522

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249023400, -74.03029632568360000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Snap-A-Selfie Scavenger Hunt at Ocean Breeze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/snapaselfie-scavenger-hunt-at-ocean-breeze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/snapaselfie-scavenger-hunt-at-ocean-breeze Date: October 1, 2016

Are you good at riddles? Looking to test your skills? Come join us at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex for this one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt. Explore the facility and it's surrounding community to find various obstacles. Each participant must snap a selfie with each obstacle to receive credit and prove completion.

This is an activity that can be enjoyed by yourself or with a group of friend or family.

Test you skills and see if you can crack the code on our Snap-A-Selfie Scavenger Hunt!

Visit OceanBreezeNYC.org for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Club for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/discovery-club-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/discovery-club-for-families Date: October 1, 2016

This fall, get up close and personal with plants, bugs, and more in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary! Discovery Club families will enjoy exclusive access to Central Park's most secluded woodland—a unique living laboratory!

Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park. "Insider's View" activities related to park design, horticulture, and gardening culminate with an opportunity to get your hands dirty with a park improvement project. This five-part series is perfect for families with children in grades one through 4.

Each participating child receives a Discovery Kit (a kid-friendly backpack that contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and other discovery tools), along with a field notebook, and a Discovery Journal.

Registration required; please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4b2a54fba5.jpg Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/birding-basics-for-families-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/birding-basics-for-families-the-ramble Date: October 1, 2016

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars available to borrow.

Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. This program is suitable for ages five and older. Families only: maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Arrive early to check in.

Please note: Paths include uneven terrain with hills and stairs; may not be suitable for strollers.

In case of inclement weather, please check Central Park Conservancy's website or call (212) 860-1370 for updates.

For more information about birding in Central Park, please visit Central Park Conservancy's birding page.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e178283a4b5.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:15:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/scarecrows-from-heartland-to-horror Date: October 1, 2016

Throughout history, scarecrows have been the guardians of gardens. Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States, from its everyday role in agriculture to its status as a cultural icon in films and comic books.

This art display, presented by the Tri State Cadillac Dealers, features larger-than-life sculptures crafted from natural materials and set amidst the Garden’s landscape.

Explore the detailed display during the day, discover its surprises after dark, and enjoy special experiences on select dates from Cadillac.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18a44116eb.jpg Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/pumpkins-playful-plentiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/pumpkins-playful-plentiful Date: October 1, 2016

Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Celebrate the season by putting on a festive fall puppet show and having a spooky tea party in the Victorian playhouse. Guided activities feature making a sprout-a-seed necklace and exploring flowers, fruits, and seeds.

Weekends bring interactive demonstrations featuring bats, reptiles, and other creepy creatures.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.85969924926758000, -73.88059997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d18c25611c7.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/tai-chi-chuan Date: October 1, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this multi-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes an awareness of its health benefits.

Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or as more advanced students of Tai Chi.

Please arrive on time; late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting, with an indoor location in case of rain or humidity.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d199b1436cc.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Be a Bee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/family-art-project-be-a-bee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/family-art-project-be-a-bee Date: October 1, 2016

Join us for this classic Family Art Project. Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup, and a kazoo to hum with. Buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the flowers. Join in a bee parade and do a bee dance in a cardboard hive. The parade starts at 12:30 p.m., weather permitting.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57d19a2639922.jpg Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Friend's of Straus Park's Art in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/friends-of-straus-parks-art-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/friends-of-straus-parks-art-in-the-park Date: October 1, 2016

Come join Friends of Straus Park's Art in the Park event to participate in celebrating art, including painting, photography, jewelry, and clothes. There will be food and live music from the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0282

Location: Straus Park

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M085 Straus Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.80179977416992000, -73.96820068359375000 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:15:33 EDT